Still no Source of Income for Villagers Displaced by Lao Dam Project

Villagers in Laos displaced by the Don Sahong Dam under construction near the border with Cambodia are still going without jobs and income three years into the project despite promises from the government to help them.

Construction on the Mekong river dam, backed by a Malaysian developer in cooperation with the Lao government, began in January 2016, but the resettled villagers are still barely getting by with very little help from the government or the private sector, sources say.


Sidney Khotpanya